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How the Conservatives stole the British Indian vote from Labour

The Conservatives have 49% popularity among both ethno-religious groups, to Labour's 41%

Rakib Ehsan | The Conversation 

As the 2017 UK general election nears, Labour is facing a probable loss of seats for the fifth consecutive time. It may also suffer further disintegration of its historical relationship with British voters of Indian origin. The 2015 election saw the Conservatives receive 1m ethnic minority votes for the first time in its electoral history.

And those votes came largely at Labour’s expense. A post-election survey by British Future showed the Tories enjoyed an eight percentage point advantage over Labour among Britain’s Hindu and Sikh communities. The Conservatives have 49% ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 11:15 IST
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